Disaster Report 4 Summer Memories (PS4)

As always, a huge shout out to NIS America for hooking me up with a review copy of this one. It is always appreciated and I am very grateful as always. That being said, let’s get this started.

Have you ever wondered how you would react during a major earthquake? With Disaster Report 4 now is your chance to find out. From the very start, you will make a few choices about your character before everything hits the proverbial fan. You will then find yourself outside of a crashed bus with buildings down all around you. This first part will basically introduce you to the game. You will find some people to talk to, maybe help a teacher find some kids or give some directions and avoid some falling debris. I say maybe because with most things in the game you have some options. For example, you can be helpful at one point and get a guy some toilet paper. To do this you will need to run a store for a few minutes to find out where it is. So are you going to be decent and sell it for the price its marked, or jack the price up? Or maybe just go in between and try to pocket some of the money for yourself?

The game does give you moral points for the good and bad you do in the world, so this does put a twist on what you do, but there is a reward for the bad behavior. See things cost money, and you aren’t exactly a rich person. The game does a great job of making things feel pretty broken and run down. From aftershocks randomly shaking around to buildings falling over, which by the way they can kill you. There are even fires everywhere and cars busted and burning.

The game is beautifully crafted and the music and sound make the setting very well done tho my biggest complaint is simple. Its voice acting is all in its native language. Normally this doesn’t bother me, but it seemed particularly distracting here and really took me out of feeling like part of the world I was in. This is obviously just a personal preference, and I never came across any glitches or issues with the control. The only other issue for me was the lack of anything to really do besides talking to people and wandering around.  The game was interesting it just wasn’t my cup of tea so to speak. I personally did not enjoy it much, but I wouldn’t advise against it if you enjoy this time of game or even the concept. It is a solid 7/10, it isn’t for me but there are definitely people out there that will love it. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Snowrunner Progression and Exploration Video

Focus Home Interactive and Saber Interactive have released a new gameplay trailer for SnowRunner breaking down the upcoming off-road driving game’s progression and exploration systems. With over 40 vehicles to unlock and upgrade, you’ll find a huge open world of driving challenges with true-to-life physics and lots of surprises.

SnowRunner’s maps are massive, and you’ll even discover missions that span multiple maps, raising the stakes and the rewards if you succeed. Tackle missions with total freedom to earn money and experience, which can be used to acquire a variety of new and better vehicles. As you get jobs done, the world will be shaped by your actions — with new bridges built and roadblocks cleared, you’ll be able to expand your influence to the farthest reaches of the environment.

But don’t stop there! Explore the world and you’ll find plenty of hidden vehicles and upgrades waiting for you. Towering peaks, deep ravines, raging rivers and snowstorms… modify your ride with the right gear for the task at hand, and take on the journey solo or with friends in four-player co-op multiplayer.

Life is Strange Demo Out Now

SQUARE ENIX®, is pleased to announce a free demo of Life is Strange 2, the critically-acclaimed adventure game from the Life is Strange team at DONTNOD Entertainment and Square Enix External Studios, is available now.

The five stunning Episodes of this BAFTA award-nominated adventure tell the story of two brothers, 16-year old Sean and 9-year old Daniel Diaz, who have to flee their home in suburban Seattle after a tragic event that changes their lives forever. Further complicating matters is the manifestation of an exciting new telekinetic power that has far-reaching implications for Sean and Daniel and puts pressure on the relationship between them. Life will never be the same again.

Life is Strange 2 is a narrative experience we are extremely proud of. We love Sean and Daniel, our new protagonists, and the socially relevant story of prejudice, loss, brotherhood and hope that this game brings to life,” said Jon Brooke, Co-Head of Studio at Square Enix External Studios. “We’re excited for everyone to have the opportunity to try it for themselves.”

Play the free demo now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The complete season of Life is Strange 2 is available now in boxed and digital editions on PC/Steam, PlayStation 4, and the Xbox One family of devices.

Imperiums: Greeks War Enters Beta

 

Imperiums: Greek Wars is a unique combination of turn-based 4X and historical grand strategy with a mythological twist.
Inspired by our previous award-winning title Aggressors: Ancient Rome, we bring you a fresh look at a Greco-Persian world of schemers, warmongers, and ruthless politicians. This merciless world is enhanced by myths and stories about heroic deeds and hidden treasures as only the Greeks were able to imagine.

The game starts in 359BC when Philip II of Macedon takes the throne. Macedonia at the time is a backwater on the edge of the Hellenic world, but Philip is an ambitious man. He has a dream to become leader of the whole of Greece, a dream he will follow until his death…
Choose one of 30 playable factions ranging from mighty Sparta or Athens, ambitious Macedonia, slowly declining Achaemenid Empire and its power-hungry satrapies, to a number of smaller Greek city-states and groups of semi-nomadic societies living on the outskirts of the Hellenic world. Lead your nation to glory if you can.

Your task is to do more than survive. You are divine ruler, supreme military commander and political leader who seeks glory and prosperity for all your subjects. Lead them to magnificent victories, manage the economy on all levels, and provide successful livelihoods as well as stable and just government.
It is not a task for the weak; all problems rest upon your shoulders; every crisis is a test of your political and military prowess. Decisiveness, tactical thinking, political shrewdness, and above all an adventurous spirit is what will cause one person to stand out – to rise as a star shining through the darkness of millennia to come.

Everybody can apply for the Beta of Imperiums: Greek Wars here

World War Z Free On Epic Store

MAPLEWOOD, N.J. – March 26, 2020 – World War Z, the best-selling co-op shooter from Saber Interactive and Focus Home Interactive inspired by Paramount Pictures’ blockbuster film, is available to download and keep for free on PC via the Epic Games Store from today until April 2. The game is also on sale for 75% off on Xbox One with Deals with Gold from today until March 30.

In addition, players on both platforms can now play together in PvE missions and the wave-based Horde Mode Z (applies only to matchmaking on official game servers). PlayStation®4 crossplay is expected to arrive in the future. The latest update also includes new weapon variants with unique perks, balance improvements for PvE and Horde Mode Z, and four premium character skins available as a bundle or with the Season Pass.

Deadlands Looking For Artist

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, March 23, 2020. Fatshark and Blackfox are proud to invite new artists to get their work published in Dreadlands.

Dreadlands is a turn-based skirmish game set in a living post-apocalyptic shared world. Explore Dreadlands by travelling across its many regions with your misfit gang of miscreants and mercenaries. The game is set in a Shared World where players frequently encounter and interact with each other. Sometimes they cooperate, other times they pick fights in bloody PvP battles.

Every player forms a team of three, and each team has a logo. This is where you come in. Enter Game Artist. You can create a logo, and all creations approved by the developer will be permanent fixtures in the game. The creators will also be mentioned in the game credits.

More information about how you can get your art into Dreadlands via

https://planofattack.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=bb3a3c27095f343ef67c62d5b&id=4da987504d&e=45600a83cc

 

New Final Fantasy 7 Books Announced for 2020

SQUARE ENIX® announced two new books being published by the company’s Square Enix Manga & Books imprints, FINAL FANTASY® VII REMAKE: World Preview and FINAL FANTASY VII Poster Collection, which will celebrate the iconic characters, massive world and beautiful visuals of one of the most anticipated video games of the year, FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE. The titles will be releasing this Fall through all major book sales channels as well as from the SQUARE ENIX Store for $24.99 each.

FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE: World Preview, releasing on September 8th, is a lavishly illustrated, full-color introduction to the world of the beloved game. The hardcover volume offers both new players and long-time fans essential information on characters, gameplay and more, in addition to exclusive commentary from Director Tetsuya Nomura and Producer Yoshinori Kitase.